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12 Nigerian soldiers sentenced to death for mutiny: court martial

Abuja - Twelve Nigerian soldiers were on Tuesday sentenced to death for mutiny after shots were fired at their commanding officer in the restive northeast city of Maiduguri earlier this year.

Nigerian preacher suggests sabotage over deadly building collapse

Lagos - Nigerian preacher and televangelist TB Joshua on Sunday linked a deadly building collapse at his Lagos megachurch to a suspicious aircraft but rescue workers ruled out the theory of foul play.

Boko Haram attack market in northeast Nigeria

Kano - Boko Haram insurgents attacked a market outside the key northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri, local people who witnessed the incident told AFP on Saturday.About 50 gunmen on motorbikes stormed the weekly market in Ngom village, some 20 kilometres (12.

Boko Haram have 'surrounded' Nigeria's Maiduguri, say elders

Kano - Boko Haram fighters have surrounded the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri and are preparing an imminent takeover, an influential regional group claimed on Thursday, calling for military reinforcements.

Cameroon army 'kills more than 100 Boko Haram fighters'

Yaound - Cameroon said its soldiers had killed "more than 100" Boko Haram fighters during an attempted incursion by the Nigeria-based Islamist insurgents, while across the border thousands continued to flee the group's advances.

Niger court backs arrest of parliament head in baby probe

Niamey - The top court in Niger has given the green light for the arrest of the country's parliamentary leader, who is accused of involvement in an international baby-trafficking network, it was announced.

Op-Ed: U.S. must create quarantine procedures to avoid confusion, chaos

ABC News reports that a Nigerian diplomat fled from Ebola quarantine in Lagos to Port Harcourt. Does the U.S. have a plan in place for putting its citizens in mandatory quarantine in the event of exposure to a lethal virus? It needs to!

U.S. warns Nigeria that Boko Haram violence threatens its future

Abuja - The United States on Thursday said it was concerned by increasing Boko Haram violence and territorial gains in Nigeria, warning that the deteriorating situation threatened the African giant's future.

Nigeria, allies call for help to stop Boko Haram funding, arming

Abuja - Nigeria and its regional allies on Wednesday called for greater international support to shut down Boko Haram's weapons and funding supply as concern mounted at the group's rapid recent land grab.

Cameroon troops shell Boko Haram camp inside Nigeria

Yaound - Cameroon's army has attacked the Nigerian Islamist group Boko Haram, shelling one of their camps across the border and killing "many" fighters, a security official said on Thursday.

Boko Haram seizes more towns in NE Nigeria as 'army flees'

Kano - Boko Haram on Tuesday attempted to blow up a bridge on the Nigerian border with Cameroon after overrunning two towns and sending residents and soldiers fleeing, police and locals said.

Nigerian troops flee Boko Haram across border: Cameroon

Yaound - Hundreds of Nigerian soldiers fled across the border to neighbouring Cameroon because of fears of attack from Boko Haram Islamists, Cameroon security sources told AFP on Monday.

Thousands flee to Cameroon after Boko Haram attack in Nigeria

Kano - Boko Haram on Monday overran a border town in northeast Nigeria, forcing residents and soldiers to flee in the latest indication of the militants' growing ability to strike at will and unchecked.

Nigerian town seized by Boko Haram 'part of Islamic caliphate': leader

Kano - Boko Haram's leader said a northeast town seized by the insurgents earlier this month has been placed under an Islamic caliphate, in a video obtained by AFP on Sunday.

Boko Haram takes over another Nigeria town

Kano - Boko Haram has seized control of a town in northeastern Nigeria, the latest to fall into Islamist hands in the crisis-hit region and an indication of the group's increasing territorial ambitions.

Lynchburg Virginia schools screening for Ebola virus

Lynchburg - Located in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains of central Virginia, Lynchburg, an independent city of over 75,000 people is the last place anyone would expect to find someone infected with the Ebola virus, and officials want to keep it that way.

Chadian troops free hostages after clash with Boko Haram

N'djamena - The Boko Haram conducted another mass abduction earlier this month. Troops from Chad clashed with the Boko Haram militants near the Nigerian border, killing most of the fighters and freeing most of the hostages.

Nigerian doctor claims Ebola virus is 'germ warfare'

Calling the Ebola virus a threat to national security, Dr. Ona Ekhomu, President of the Association of Industrial Security and Safety Operators of Nigeria (AISĀ­SON), called on the government to appoint a military head to take over Nigeria's response.

Kenya bans west Africa travellers amid scramble to fight Ebola

Nairobi - Kenya has become the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit west Africa as Nigeria scrambled to stop the deadly disease spreading through the continent's most populous nation.

Kenya bans west Africa travellers amid scramble to fight Ebola

Nairobi - Kenya on Saturday became the latest country to ban travellers from parts of Ebola-hit west Africa as Nigeria scrambled to stop the deadly disease spreading through the continent's most populous nation.

Boko Haram kidnaps scores of villagers in Nigeria: Witnesses

Maiduguri - Boko Haram Islamists kidnapped scores of people from fishing communities in Nigeria's extreme northeast, hauling some of the hostages away on boats across Lake Chad, witnesses said Friday.

Nigerian nurse infected with Ebola dies after going to Enugu

Lagos - Nigerian Information Minister, Labaran Maku, revealed yesterday that Nigeria now has 10 confirmed Ebola virus cases, all stemming from contact with American-Liberian Patrick Sawyer, who died of the disease in Lagos.

Ebola distracts from Africa's other outbreak: Cholera

The cholera outbreak going on in Northern Cameroon has already killed at least 65 people and infected over 1,300. Hampered by incursions from the insurgent Boko Haram sect, and with the world focused on the Ebola outbreak, Cameroon expects more deaths.

Canadian patient tests negative for Ebola

Toronto - A Canadian being treated in a Toronto-area hospital after showing symptoms of a flu-like illness, including fever, is breathing a lot easier today after testing negative for Ebola Virus.

Op-Ed: America should intervene to save Boko Haram's female bombers

African citizens face a new wave of terrorist bombings perpetrated by women. No simple solution will fix this problem but there is one alternative which not everyone will like.

No action from Shell, Nigeria on oil pollution report: Amnesty

Lagos - Nigeria and Shell have done almost nothing to ease oil pollution in the Ogoniland area of the Niger Delta, three years after a landmark UN report called for a $1 billion dollar clean-up, Amnesty International said Monday.

Female bomber kills 6 in Nigeria, girl with explosives held

Kano - A female suicide bomber killed six people at a college campus in Nigeria's Kano city on Wednesday, the fourth time Boko Haram Islamists were suspected of using a female attacker in as many days.

Five dead in bombing of church in north Nigeria's Kano

Kano - Nigeria's northern city of Kano on Sunday cancelled celebrations to mark the end of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan after two bomb attacks blamed on the Islamist group Boko Haram.

Nigeria on red alert after first Ebola death

Abuja - Nigeria was on alert against the possible spread of Ebola on Saturday, a day after the first confirmed death from the virus in Lagos, Africa's biggest city and the country's financial capital.

US monitoring Ebola outbeak, aiding bid to stop spread

Washington - US officials are closely monitoring the outbreak of deadly Ebola virus which has now reached Nigeria, and is working with governments and aid groups to try to stop the spread.
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